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est of Redemption, a Washington Filmworks incentive film produced by Seattle’s Kairos Productions, wrapped principal photography this past fall. In contrast to many feature films produced in Washington, the movie was filmed east of the mountains, out of Spokane. It stars Billy Zane (Titanic), Kevin Alejandro (Southland), and Mariana Klaveno (True Blood). While many productions choose Washington State for its views and rich natural landscapes, inland Washington offers many similar resources. By working with Spokane-based North By Northwest, West of Redemption was able to leverage high quality production value within a short pre-production schedule in order to meet the needs of its script and budget. “Eastern Washington was my first choice for a movie that was mostly set on a dry farm,” said director Cornelia Moore. “It provided the wide-open landscapes that we needed for the story, and I couldn’t have asked for a more hard-working crew.” This isn’t the first time Moore has worked in the area. Her second feature film, Camilla Dickinson, was also shot in Spokane, in association with North By Northwest. “There’s a lot of versatility and diversity of scenery on the Eastside,” she added. “It’s amaz-


The crew sets up for a shot. CORNELIA DURYÉE MOORE

Mary Russell, Cornelia Duryée Moore and Marc Dahlstrom. SARAH MACAARON Above: Kairos camera. Right: TJ Williams. SARAH MACAARON



ing that we were able to find locations ranging from 1940s New York to war-torn Lebanon.” Set in the early 1990s, West of Redemption is a story about the battle between two men who love the same woman. The film was directed by Cornelia Duryée Moore, written by Meagan Daine, and produced by Larry Estes and Tony Becerra for Kairos Productions. Rich Cowan served as executive producer. WF

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